Consultations for Attorneys and Mental Health Professionals Dealing With Complex Professional Situations
Consultations for Attorneys
Dr. Bryant Welch, a nationally-prominent psychologist/attorney for thirty years, provides expert case evaluations and testimony to attorneys and courts on psychological issues including standard of care, trauma, psychological injury, discrimination and mental health malpractice. He also provides expert testimony in front of professional licensing boards.
Dr. Welch has appeared on all major networks and been quoted in most major news sources on mental health related matters and related public issues and received numerous awards from national and state mental health organizations. His acknowledgements include a presidential citation from the American Psychological Association for “seminal contributions to the field of psychology” as well as academic appointments with several leading universities including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and the University of South Carolina-Beaufort.
Dr. Welch has extensive experience testifying before federal and state courts and governmental entities including Congress, the White House, and federal agencies. A former president of the Harvard Debate Council, he is known for his ability to make complex psychological matters clear to a lay public. His ability to understand both the legal and psychological complexities of mental health and legal issues makes him uniquely qualified in this area.
Dr. Welch graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School before receiving the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Research Associate graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute and is Board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Practicing Psychologists.
"As a forensic expert witness having legal training, courtroom experience, and clinical psychology training all in “one head” is very helpful in enabling me to explain cases to attorneys in language that is relevant to them in deciding how they can best help their clients, and it is also helpful in explaining to judges and juries what the psychological issues are in language that is clear and readily comprehensible." - Dr. Bryant Welch
Consultations for Mental Health Professionals with Complex Professional Situations
Dr. Welch’s unique professional background as both a very experienced clinician and an expert in professional standards and ethics has enabled him to give helpful consultation to hundreds of colleagues over the years who have been caught in the inevitable complexities that confront mental health professionals when it comes to delivering clinical services. Often these can be done by phone or Skype. He provides expert judgment, creativity, and experience in offering resolution to clinical and ethical dilemmas to help avoid unfortunate outcomes for clients and professionals alike.
Dr. Welch graduated from Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and received the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a Research Associate graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.
From 1986 to 1993 Dr. Welch initiated and ran the American Psychological Association Practice Directorate leading Organized Psychology through one of its most successful advocacy eras. Under Dr. Welch’s leadership psychologists gained access to practice in Medicare, hospitals, and psychoanalysis. He was also one of the first critics to warn of the dangers of the managed health care system.
In August of 2005, Dr. Welch was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Citation for his "seminal and unique contribution to professional psychological practice."
Harvard College (Government)
J.D. Harvard Law School
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology-University of North Carolina
Research Associate Washington Psychoanalytic Institute
Dr. Welch has provided over forty thousand hours of direct clinical care to diverse populations over the last forty years. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Practicing Psychologists and has received numerous awards from state and national psychological organizations including a presidential citation from the American Psychological Association for “seminal contributions to the field of psychology.” (2005.)
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